Meet Harry, Alex and Molly – AKA ham7_on_tour.
Since collecting their new Xplore 304, the trio have wasted no time in ‘xploring the UK, with some epic roadtrips and masses of family fun.
Follow the family on Instagram for ideas on where to visit and the best campsites to stay: https://www.instagram.com/ham7_on_tour
Yesterday was a good step away from a year of Covid-19 for us.
We sold our Bailey Caravan last year and now have bought a spanking 2021 Elddis Xplore.
Kenmore Caravans were excellent throughout, even with updates of delays on the production line.
A cracking weekend Marshalling and camping at Sywell Aerodrome, @vboassociation held a great event & lovely showers!
Fortunate for us, the weather forecast was miles out.
Molly’s first car show, she found the bouncy castles too.
This weekend was all about the #secretlifeofthezoo #chesterzoo @chesterzoo .
Molly made it through the whole day, fell asleep just before the gift shop… Saved us a few pennies!
We stayed at a campsite only 10minutes away too - Oakwood Farm.
Had a great weekend away in the new van, very happy with it.
#elddis #elddiscaravan #elddisxplore304 #xplore #xplore304 #camping #caravanning #caravanningwithkids #jaguar #jaguarxf #jaguarxfs #jaguarxfsportbrake #thule #thuleocean80 #thuleaerobars
We took our little explorer, exploring.
Wandering through the tall trees of the New Forest - @newforestnpa
Visiting the New Forest Heritage centre - @newforestheritage
Dining at the Alice in Wonderlands Mad Hatter tea rooms - @madhatt3rtearoom
#newforest #newforestnpa #talltreeswalk #talltreestrail
Peppa Pig World at Paultons’s Park…
What a place, to much to do in one day!
Molly had us on as many rides as possible, we were just about able to break her away for some zoo orientated stuff and food!
@paultonspark - New Forest
It wouldn’t be a HAM holiday without visiting Heritage sites.
First property pictured: Highcliffe Castle
This place looks fancy on the outside but by Christ has it seen the wars on the inside over its history!
Second property: Beaulieu Palace
Still owned and lived in by the same family.
Some of my favourite cars from @officialmopar #moparnationals at @santapodraceway.
Anybody else have a shelf like this?
Today we visited Bramall Hall in Stockport.
Now this was no normal Tudor period property visit, we are related to the manager and my dad (Austin Neves) has made some of the antique replicas furnishing the house. So not only did we get a behind the scenes tour but also to see some of my dads work in a museum.
Molly got to feed the many ducks and geese & play on the on-site playground.
Thanks to Lottery funding, this property has seen some much needed restoration.
Leg 1 of our Scotland holiday.
All setup on @candmclub Strathclyde Country Park for a couple of nights.
Spent the day at @scotlandsthemepark
Love that they have their own carpet!
Found a cool 90’s ‘Colorama’ arcade game.
The girls went on every ride Molly was tall enough for!
I also got time for little pedal round the Loch. Strava for the win!
Leg 2 of our Scotland trip has seen us travel to Dunnet Bay, near Thurso.
Dunnet beach is straight off the @candmclub site, and is amazing!
There is so much to do and see in the area we didn’t feel the need travel over to Orkney or the Shetland isles.
Leg 3 of our Scotland trip saw us drive south to Dingwall, @campandcaravan site.
We made plans to visit this spectacular castle on route to the site. Plenty of room for caravans but we did phone ahead.
Leg 4 of our Scotland trip saw us drive further south to Moffat @campandcaravan site.
Molly loved our visit to @dinoparkhetland at the @hetlandgardencentre .
Plus the huge indoor soft play!
& I found a wood to go play in with the bike…
I was very fortunate to bump into a local who showed me some hidden stuff.
#knolly #knollybikes #elddis_compass_buccaneerexplore #elddisxplore304 #xplore304 #dinoparkhetland
A neat little app we found: https://travelboast.com/
Thanks to @thisis_vanlife for the app idea!
Video 1 - Our recent Scotland holiday road trip incorporating our stop-offs :
@candmclub Burrs .
Video 2 - Our recent Scotland holiday heading up north, incorporating the one stop-over we made:
Obviously this does not include the millions of miles covered during day trips etc!